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Challenge Question The next 3 weeks we will be working in a team environment. Which techniques or roles might you adopt to be more effective on the team and help the team achieve their goals? Communication is the foundation for any team or group to accomplish their goals. Any group or team needs a leader. A leader will guide and manage the group to achieve their goals. It is imperative that a good leader possess effective communication skills. A leader must be able to function as a manager to lead a group. The leader also needs to be aware of the different roles everyone plays within the group. A good leader can bring out the best or worst traits in team members. Marquis & Huston (2017) state that “leaders keep group members on course, draw out the shy, politely cut off the garrulous, and protect the weak” (p.515). They may have to focus more on a certain person more than others to make sure they fulfill their part of the work. Good leaders can also pair member’s skills to different roles and investigate gaps in skills or abilities and fill in where necessary (Mind Tools, 2009). An
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  • Summer '16
  • Elvira Phelps
  • Management, Marquis & Huston

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